A 13 year old Israeli girl was stabbed to death by a Palestinian, which will likely set off a new round of violence. The brutality of the crime virtually ensures a swift and aggressive response by Israel. In the past, these actions have been met with strong action, which cycles into a period of violence.
Yes, the stabbing death of a 13-year-old Israeli girl by a Palestinian teen will likely set off a new round of violence. The stabbing occurred in the girl's bedroom in Iryat Arba, which is a settlement that is on the outskirts of Hebron, a city where much of the violence has happened. Israel tends to respond to incidents of violence with military force, and the Palestinians then respond with violence as well.
In the middle east, as with other regions of the world, violence begets violence. It is an inescapable reality with which we must all be uncomfortable but prepared for. It really matters little that the first victim was a 13-year old girl this time. It could have been a kosher turtle and the results would be the same. Violence, rhetoric and posturing.
Yes, the stabbing death of a 13 year old girl by a Palestinian may set off a new round of violence. There are a lot of people in the Gaza strip who are ready to commit violence against the other side. A small spark such as this can ignite a fireball of violence in this area.